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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Joe call Edna after she says that he is "crawling like a worm?"
(a) A red.
(b) An ungrateful shrew.
(c) A nag.
(d) A tramp.

2. What color is the hair of Joe and Edna's children?
(a) Black.
(b) Blonde.
(c) Red.
(d) Brown.

3. What does Joe mean when he refers to "black and blue boys?"
(a) Workers mistreated by their employers.
(b) Members of a certain sports team.
(c) Newspaper boys.
(d) Veterans of the war.

4. Why is a character called a "red?"
(a) He wears a red tie to the meeting.
(b) He disagrees with the union workers.
(c) His face is red with anger.
(d) He disagrees with the union representative.

5. What is one thing Fatt accuses "reds" of doing?
(a) Spying on workers.
(b) Turning women into prostitutes.
(c) Turning women into Christians.
(d) Supporting bosses against workers.

6. How does Joe feel about being the man of the house?
(a) That's just the way it is.
(b) He likes making the important decisions.
(c) He wishes he could be a kid again.
(d) He does not believe women can think for themselves.

7. What is the relationship between Joe and Edna?
(a) Husband and wife.
(b) Boyfriend and girlfriend.
(c) Father and daughter.
(d) Brother and sister.

8. What does Edna mean when she says, "Everything was gonna be so ducky!"?
(a) The movie was expected to get an A+ review.
(b) She and Joe might have some rough times.
(c) She would serve duck for dinner.
(d) She and Joe would have a good life.

9. What proof does Joe offer to contest Fatt's suggestion that workers had hot suppers to go home to?
(a) He asks workers to raise their hands.
(b) He asks for comments from workers.
(c) He asks workers for a voice vote of yes or no.
(d) He describes his last evening meal.

10. Who does Joe accuse of racketeering?
(a) Miller.
(b) Fatt.
(c) Benjamin.
(d) Lefty.

11. Why is the research in Laboratory A so important at the time of the play?
(a) It is just regular research and not that important.
(b) It saves lives from disease.
(c) It prepares the United States for future wars.
(d) It protects soldiers fighting in the current war.

12. Who is the "top man" behind workers?
(a) The boss and his executives.
(b) Management.
(c) Union representatives.
(d) The man in the White House.

13. How is Fatt described?
(a) A fat man with puffy cheeks.
(b) A red-faced porker.
(c) A fat man of porcine appearance.
(d) A round guy with piggy appearance.

14. What do the workers demand from the union leader?
(a) To hear from the committee.
(b) To say a prayer before starting.
(c) To wait for Lefty.
(d) To let each person speak.

15. Who are the two Hollywood stars imitated by the buying public?
(a) Cosby and Gibson.
(b) Monroe and Miller.
(c) Gable and Garbo.
(d) Crawford and Garbo.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the last action in Scene 3?

2. What is Joe paying his dues to?

3. How do workers become committee members?

4. What does Edna say Joe's boss is giving the kids?

5. What does Joe and Edna's daughter Emmy need before going to school the next day?

(see the answer keys)

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